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Webhost Recommendations

by dmmiller2k (Chaplain)
on Jan 05, 2006 at 01:05 UTC ( #521076=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

dmmiller2k has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Sorry if this is an inappropriate place for this question, but if so, then please treat it as if it were, "Where IS the most appropriate place to ask this question?".

I am looking for a reliable webhosting provider, which supports recent versions of Apache and Perl, at least, and which has large amounts of storage space (e.g., 5-10 GB or more).

Any recommendations?



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Re: Webhost Recommendations
by davidrw (Prior) on Jan 05, 2006 at 03:19 UTC has a list of ISPs supporting mod_perl ..
    reference: Free Hosting


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Re: Webhost Recommendations
by sub_chick (Hermit) on Jan 05, 2006 at 02:35 UTC
    Were you looking for something free or do you have a price range? The best deal I have seen is BlueHost
    Seems to be somewhere around what you're looking for. Hope that helps :)

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      Thanks. I have heard of them from some source or another and they certainly are among the least expensive I have seen. Have you ever used them? Know anyone who has? How is their reliability?


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Re: Webhost Recommendations
by aufflick (Deacon) on Jan 05, 2006 at 05:38 UTC
    I'm not sure that perlmonks is an appropriate or inappropriate place to ask anything ;)

    In addition to the above answers, consider renting your own server. Companies like and (was rack shack) will rent you a whole server with hosting starting at under $100 US a month. It's nice because you can do what you like to the server, but they replace bits when they break.

    I used to have a rack shack server and was very happy. I have friends who had quite a few rack space servers for a number of years and were happy with the support.

    Another similar option is virtualized hosting services that give you full root access to a virtualized server running under xen or similar. I can't for the life of me remember any company names however.

      Thank you.


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Re: Webhost Recommendations
by Popcorn Dave (Abbot) on Jan 05, 2006 at 03:59 UTC
    Another option to look at, depending on what kind of traffic you're expecting, is Hurricane Electric. $10 a month, and if memory serves correctly, 25M storage and Perl 5.8.


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      Thanks, I will take a look.


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Re: Webhost Recommendations
by BaldPenguin (Friar) on Jan 05, 2006 at 06:17 UTC
    I use RimuHosting: for 20$, you get root on a virtual host that you could install practiacally anything on!.

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Re: Webhost Recommendations
by Anonymous Monk on Jan 05, 2006 at 05:14 UTC
    I've been pretty happy with so far (and I even remembered it from the perlmonks ads). They're loads better than other ISP's I've used, that's for sure.
      I'm sure they are fabulous, given their prices. I once used a provider called DataRealm ( when I needed a website, and I thought they were quite good and very reasonable for what I needed at the time.

      They were fully automated, to the point that I could sign up and start loading up my site the same day without ever speaking to a human. About the only think I ever needed to speak to anyone about there was transferring my domain. Now, I think they've even been able to automate that for the more straightforward cases.

      However, I think I can do better. Bluehost would be perfect if I could be sure of their reliability: 10GB of space for $6.95 a month.

      The site I am moving is a document archive -- sort of an online snapshot of part of the office file server for online reference for the principals of the organization -- so space is paramount, but I also need a late-model version of Apache to support some features the site was originally built with before being moved to the present providers (who only support 300MB on Apache 1.3.x for way too much money).


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Re: Webhost Recommendations
by ChemBoy (Priest) on Jan 15, 2006 at 00:55 UTC

    I didn't see this when it first went through, but has done well by me—they don't have a fixed monthly fee, you're billed strictly your resource consumption, and at what seem to me to be quite reasonable rates.

    Edit: I just went back and did the arithmetic on your storage needs, and they're probably not the best option for you, given those parameters (their storage charge is $10/GB/month). I like them a lot for smaller-scale operations, though.

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Re: Webhost Recommendations
by santonegro (Scribe) on Jan 15, 2006 at 02:06 UTC
    I host a the internet hosting cooperative - I think I pay 2 or 3 dollars a month for 5 gigs and all the bandwidth I need.

    very unix-ish. debian - based. can't beat it.

Re: Webhost Recommendations
by pajout (Curate) on Jan 05, 2006 at 10:34 UTC
    I has googled this before some months:
    but I have not real experience with it.

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